Isaiah 35:1-10: Christmas is about God showing up right on time to change the way the world orders itself. Why else would God show up with recompense and vengeance in his hands? They are the necessary tools for rebuilding our …

Luke 3:1-6: Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you. Getting ready for the big day means setting the common aside, so the extraordinary finds room. God knows it, so he sent John the Baptist to wake Israel up.…

Romans 15:4-13: We live in a world that loves home runs, and grand slams are even better. God loves a solid single over the head of the second baseman.

This thinking goes to church. Being Christian is not about a …

Matthew 1:18-24: Christmas is a time for dreams — bigger than the dream job or dream girl or gift. It is a time when God interrupts and intervenes to wiggle his way back into our lives. Our dreams are often …

Isaiah 11:1-10: Christmas is a time for believing that God still so loves the world. We tend to give up on the world and on each other. Not God. He came to us in Jesus of Nazareth, believing that our …

Christmas is a time of remembering. The time you got engaged. Time you were away from home or came home. Gifts given and received. Let it be a time when you remember people who are dear to you. Paul gave …

Come worship with us this morning and discover the promise of Christmas. Isaiah 11:1-10…

Matthew 24:36-44: Christmas is about being ready to meet God. We work so hard to ensure that we are ready for Christmas morning. Presents wrapped. Tree decorated. Family gathered. And all that work of preparation is important. “Be ALWAYS ready” …

Isaiah 2:1-5: Christmas brings people to church. Some people who come to church a lot find it irritating. I find it exhilarating — partly because I like being right, and the presence of those who choose other options on Sunday …

We begin our Advent devotions today with Colossians 1:15-23.

Christmas is about God. It is so easy to miss the point of this season. The common culture in which we live surely misses it. We rush to purchase and please …